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What’s better?

Being the person who displays,
A mask of kindness,
Covering up the,
Dark side hidden beneath it,

Or:

Being the person who,
Straight up tells,
Those they can’t stand,
Their opinion on them?

It seems like either choice,
Wouldn’t be the right one.
But in life,
You are either one or the other.

Do you want to be honest,
When you could hurt people?
Do you want to lie,
When you would be hiding your true feelings?

Maybe you just have to mix:
Be true with your feelings of love and friendship,
Be tactful with your feelings of dislike and annoyance,
Be careful with saying exactly what you think,
And be honest with things that are needed to be heard.



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Akilah said...
Jul. 19, 2012 at 4:34 pm
I like this poem.  I think people struggle with this all the time.  It's like a catch 22 darned if you dont and darned if you do, you just cant please people either way.  I think you should just be true to who you are.  People always say, "it's not what you say, but how you say it."  But when you say "it" differently they still have an issue with what you said...so you're right there is no right or wrong, adults just have to stop being so sensitive.  IDK, just my op... (more »)
 
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